Black Yoshi

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Black Yoshi
Yoshi SSB4 Artwork - Black.png
Official artwork of a Black Yoshi
First appearance Yoshi's Story (1997)
Latest appearance Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (2017)

Black Yoshis are Yoshi variants that first appear in Yoshi's Story and have made recurring appearances in the Mario franchise since, alongside other colored variants of Yoshis. In Yoshi's Story, they and White Yoshis are rarer than the other Yoshi colors but have bonus abilities to compensate for their rarity. In later installments, they are found either as color options for Yoshi with identical abilities or have slightly different stats than Yoshis in some of the Mario sports games, but do not have any additional bonuses attached to them.

Black Yoshi's color scheme has been consistent with a few exceptions. Black Yoshis typically wear white shoes, though the Black Yoshi in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door wears yellow shoes and the Black Yoshi depicted in a pre-release screenshot for Yoshi's Story originally had light-blue shoes.


Yoshi franchise[edit]

Yoshi's Story[edit]


Black Yoshis in Yoshi's Story can be found in large, hidden eggs on pages 2-1 or 2-4. Black Yoshis and White Yoshis are the only Yoshis in Yoshi's Story that enjoy all the fruit, even the red Peppers. In addition, Black Yoshis can eat other things that the rest can't, such as Black Shy Guys. Another special power he possess in Yoshi's Story is that whenever the Smile Meter is full, his eggs explode in gigantic explosions, destroying more than one enemy at a time. Additionally, whenever a Black Yoshi is a Super Happy Yoshi, his mobility while using the Flutter Jump is increased drastically until the invincibility wears off. Black Yoshi has the lowest voice of any Yoshi in the game. If the player loses Black Yoshi, the White Shy Guy cannot retrieve him unless the game has been beaten at least once with Black Yoshi in the party.

If one of the Blurps in Jungle Puddle eats a Black Yoshi, they will display an upset emotion bubble, suggesting that one of the "extra powers" Black Yoshis have is to taste bad to enemies.


Yoshi's Island DS[edit]


Black Yoshis reappear in Yoshi's Island DS and are playable in the secret levels of each world.

Yoshi's Woolly World / Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World[edit]

A Black Yoshi is playable in Yoshi's Woolly World and Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World. After the player beats Baby Bowser, seven basic-colored Yoshis are freed, including a Black Yoshi.

Mario Tennis series[edit]

Mario Power Tennis / New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis[edit]

In Mario Power Tennis, Yoshi can change colors every time he performs a Rolling Egg Return, provided the player has completed the Flower Cup with any character. One of the colors that Yoshi can turn into is black.

Mario Tennis Open[edit]

Black Yoshi's art from Mario Tennis Open.
QR Codes.

Black Yoshi appears in Mario Tennis Open as a downloadable QR code character. Like Mario and Luigi, he is an All-Around type character.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

The black Mini-Yoshi in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.

In Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door's third chapter, Black is one of the possible colors the player's Mini-Yoshi can come out as. The Black Mini-Yoshi has red hair and grey pants.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, Black Yoshi appears once, during the battle with Sunnycide (This Black Yoshi is only present in the North American version of the game, with a Yellow Yoshi taking his place in the others[1]). Like the other Yoshis, he can be freed from his egg, where he'll run to push a Chomp Rock. He is the second to hatch when opening the Yoob egg.

Mario Kart series[edit]

In Mario Kart 8, Black Yoshi appears as one of the alternate skins for Yoshi. It is available through buying both the The Legend of Zelda x Mario Kart 8 and Animal Crossing x Mario Kart 8 DLC packs. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Black Yoshi is included as an alternate color for Yoshi within the base game.

A Red Yoshi and Black Yoshi are included as a selectable palette swap for Yoshi in Mario Kart Arcade GP DX.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Black Yoshi is included as a new palette swap option for Yoshi in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Black Yoshi.

List of game appearances[edit]

Title Role Release Date System
Yoshi's Story Unlockable Playable Character 1997 Nintendo 64
Mario Power Tennis Playable Character (Alternate color for Yoshi) 2004 Nintendo GameCube
Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door Playable Character 2004 Nintendo GameCube
Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Non-Playable Character 2005 Nintendo DS
Yoshi Touch & Go Playable Character 2006 Nintendo DS
Yoshi's Island DS Playable Character 2006 Nintendo DS
New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis Playable Character (Alternate color for Yoshi) 2009 Wii
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games Non-Playable Character 2011 Wii
Mario Tennis Open Downloadable QR Code Character 2012 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Kart 8 Downloadable Playable Character (Alternate color for Yoshi) 2014 Wii U
Mario Kart Arcade GP DX Playable Character 2014 Arcade
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U Playable Character (Palette swap of Yoshi) 2014 Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
Yoshi's Woolly World Unlockable Playable Character 2015 Wii U
Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World Unlockable Playable Character 2017 Nintendo 3DS
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Playable Character (Alternate color for Yoshi) 2017 Nintendo Switch

Name in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ブラックヨッシー
Burakku Yosshī
Kuro Yosshī
Black Yoshi; Burakku is from the English "black" while 「黒」 kuro is the native Japanese word for "black".
Spanish Yoshi negro Black Yoshi
French Yoshi noir Black Yoshi
Dutch Zwarte Yoshi Black Yoshi
German Schwarzer Yoshi Black Yoshi
Italian Yoshi Nero Black Yoshi
Portuguese Yoshi Preto Black Yoshi
Russian Черный Йоши
Chernyy Yoshi
From Russian "Черный", meaning black color. "Йоши" is transliteration of "Yoshi".
Korean 검정색 요시
Geomjeongsaek Yoshi


  1. ^ The Mushroom Kingdom - Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time: From Japanese to English (Accessed on 2-14-09)